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and elected officials who have been suspended and convicted of crimes. that's what our washington bureau reporter macfarlane found after digging into pub records >> reporter: he orchestrated an outrageously wasteful party in vegas on taxpayers dime. 800,000 spent on expensive food, entertainment including clowns and a mind reader. jeef neely was even photographed there with a hot tub and a wine glass overlooking the city. after the scandal was sauer suh fased and -- surfaced and he was suspended, he kept collecting pay. >> what would we do in the private sector? answer it, we wouldn't put him on leave with pay. we would put him on leave without pay until we find out what was wrong. >> reporter: a separate report found 84 employees under investigation by internal watch dogs at the general services administration collected a whopping $1 million in bonus pay over the past four years. including one worker probed for, quote, abusive authority who snatched $38,000 in taxpayer funded bonuses. but taxpayer watchdogs say congress itself is the biggest rewarder of potential misconduct. >> being
. it expires december 31st unless washington extends it again. it will allow homeowners to not pay a federal tax. >> according to realty track, short sales were up 33% ending september 30th over the same period a year ago. >>> some good news for crab fishermen. their dispute is now over. rob roth tells us what they finally agreed on that lets them take their boats out to sea. rob. >> reporter: well frank, here at fisherman's wharf, fishermen are working in the dark getting their boats ready, they are going back to work. crab fishermen are getting ready, many are loading squid on to their boats to use as crab bait. some told us they expect to head out after midnight. >> i'm happy that we're going out to make some money finally. >> reporter: crab fishermen in san francisco stopped fishing last week when wholesalers said they were dropping the price. but today the wholesalers agreed to the $3 price and crab fishing is back on. >> it's all about the price. we can't fish for less than $3 a pound on this crab. and they got enough orders to put us back to work so we're going to go back to work. >>
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